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Im on Warfarin and need to lose weight. My diet is hard due

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I'm on Warfarin and need to lose weight. My diet is hard due to no Vitamin K along with all the other herbs I can't have. I have bad feet pain and many surgery's for them, so it's hard to exercise.Any suggestions.....HELP!

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

What does your current diet consist of?

Customer:

since I can't have vit k due to my meds and clotting disorder, my diet is hard for me

Dr Brims :

What do you eat usually on a daily basis?

Customer:

I eat iceburg lettice and try to stick to chicken or turkey for meat

Customer:

Carbs are my weak point ,,,mostly breads

Dr Brims :

Okay, and how many times a day do you eat?

Customer:

3-4

Dr Brims :

Do you eat anything else?

Customer:

breakfast. lunch, dinner and snacks

Dr Brims :

ok

Customer:

fruits like pears, apples, oranges, banana,

Customer:

and apples

Customer:

I drink coffee too

Dr Brims :

Anything else?

Customer:

rice

Customer:

soups

Dr Brims :

ANy beans or lentils?

Customer:

I started eating more oatmeal,

Customer:

yeah, I make a bean soup

Customer:

yeah

Customer:

oatmeal, mini wheat bites, and cream of wheat cereal

Customer:

I try to stay away from fried foods and use Olive Oil

Dr Brims :

Okay, you should try to eat more beans and less rice, and you should try to eat small portions 5-6 times a day

Customer:

I wanted to try Wu Yi tea for dieting

Dr Brims :

Decrease wheat products as well

Customer:

ok

Dr Brims :

Those are the first steps to losing weight

Customer:

Is the Wu Yi Chinese tea bad with wardarin

Dr Brims :

You may try the tea, but there is no guarantee it will work

Customer:

Is rye bread better than wheat bread

Dr Brims :

It has no documented side effects with warfarin

Dr Brims :

You should avoid bread and wheat products

Customer:

ok, but will it put my INR out of wack?

Dr Brims :

No, it will not

Customer:

ok

Customer:

what about fruits

Dr Brims :

You may eat fruits and vegetables

Customer:

because they contain sugar

Dr Brims :

Yes, but they also contain vitamins, don't eat too much fruit and you will be fine

Customer:

I really can't have many veg. because I can't have greens

Dr Brims :

carrots

Customer:

most of them are green :(

Customer:

I eat a lot of carrots

Dr Brims :

ok

Customer:

and corn

Customer:

but not a lot of corn

Dr Brims :

That is good

Dr Brims :

You should try to eat corn

Customer:

ok

Customer:

thanks for your help

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

Dr Brims :

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Customer:

ok

Customer:

thanks Dr.

Dr Brims :

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Customer:

ok

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